On the relative motion of the Earth and the luminiferous ether

@article{MichelsonOnTR,
  title={On the relative motion of the Earth and the luminiferous ether},
  author={A. A. Michelson and E. W. Morley},
  journal={American Journal of Science},
  volume={s3-34},
  pages={333 - 345}
}
  • A. A. Michelson, E. W. Morley
  • Physics, Geology
  • American Journal of Science
  • THE discovery. of the aberration of light was soon followed by an explanation according to the emission theory. The effect was attributed to a simple composition of the velocity of light with the velocity of the earth in its orbit. The difficulties in this apparently sufficient explanation were overlooked until after an explanation on the undulatory theory of light was proposed. This new explanation was at first almost as simple as the former. But it failed to account for the fact proved by… CONTINUE READING